Schools of Choice Live Lottery


December 1, 2023 at 12:01 AM  ➠ Applications Open

December 31, 2023 at 11:59 PMApplications Close

January 29, 2024 at 4:30 PMLive Lottery 

February 7, 2024 at 10:00 AMNotifications Begin

March 6, 2024 at 11:59 PM ➠ Schools of Choice Officially Ends

Schools of Choice is the annual open enrollment process when parents/guardians may apply to have their students attend a school other than the designated school in their attendance area within the ABC Unified School District. Schools of Choice is done via an online application beginning December 1st where students are selected based on a random, unbiased, lottery process. School of Choice results depend on many factors including pupil enrollment by school, grade level, schools of choice slots allotted, and the total number of applicants vs. openings.

The Schools of Choice program is governed by ABCUSD Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5116.1 and California Education Code 35160.5. 

For more information about Schools of Choice, please contact the school site or Child Welfare & Attendance Department at (562) 926-5566, Ext. 21104.

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School Selection

If a school list is not populated once at step 4 of the application return to step 1 to verify the residency address was entered correctly. Instructions for completing the application can be found in the "SchoolMint Step by Step Guide". Following the guide instructions will help to ensure each step is throughly completed before submitting the application.